Friday, March 9, 2012

Daniels FAVORITE time of year...... or not

It's Pine Wood Derby time. This year we have TWO cars to do. Let me just start by saying Daniel is not too fond of this event. In the past it has been a very frustrating event, coming from a house with no tools for the job. SO this year we headed on down to Grandpa Schern's Workshop! As you can see from the pictures, he has every tool you would need and more! All the boys had such a fun time making these cars this year, and that is what it is all about right? (well and winning helps I guess too, but we wouldn't know about that one)... The boys were so happy with their cars. Grandma made them special boxes with padding to take the cars home in. They were so excited to race!

Playing in the snow

Well we had a snow day here a while ago, which doesn't take much snow usually... But we did get a good amount and decided to enjoy it while it lasts! It was Marcus's first time out touch the cold wet stuff. Needless to say, he didn't think it was as fun as the other kiddos! All three kids, with the help of their dad, built some pretty cool forts in the front yard that kept them entertained for quite a while!

I like this picture. It is cute to me to see it when Marcus and Ella hang out together. A boy and his dog.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pleated Tote

I have been wanting to try making bags for a while, and I finally found one that I thought was so cute! I even made it with some fat quarters that I already had. This is a great bag for beginners, very nice instructions, and quick! Here is where I got the pattern. This designer has a couple of patterns in PDF for free! Even better!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Baby Girl Quilt

I just finished this cute quilt that I made for a friend who is having their first baby girl. I LOVE the way it turned out! And I found this awesome way to do this patten from this blog. I may have to do another one with the fabric I have left over! Do you think Marcus would mind a pink and orange blanket? :-0

Friday, January 27, 2012

Birthdays birthdays!

So as you can all see, December and January are filled with birthdays! AnnaBelle turned 6 at the beginning of the month. First we were going to take her and one or two friends to get Mani/Pedis and their hair done, but then she realized she couldn't bring any of her boy friends with her to that! So a craft rainbow party is what we came up with! I went a little crazy with the theme, and it was really fun!

Anna is wearing the birthday hat in our family. Daniel found it last year in Montana, on his birthday no less. The kids love the fact that it is their turn to wear the birthday hat!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Eight is Great!

David is our second kid to turn 8 and get baptised! We are so proud of him. Those of you who know us well, you are aware that David holds a special place in our hearts. His adorable little speech impediment, his shyness, and the way he still likes to cuddle, but at the same time is the toughest little dude there is. The morning of his day, Sebastian came to my bedside, and said mom I don't feel good. I could tell he had a fever and his throat was very swollen. Thanks goodness our doctors office is open on Saturdays. Sure enough he had strep. We keep him locked up in our room all day away from everyone else, and he had to miss out on the baptism. Major bummer, but that's life! Here are the pictures from the night!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Its been a year!!

Hello Blog World! I have decided to join you all once more! It has been quite the crazy year. I cannot believe that this little guy has turned one already!

Marcus is one of the four best things that have ever happened to this family! We are ALL madly and deeply in LOVE with this little man. He has so much personality and Daniel and I can't get enough of him!

He is starting to understand so much, when I say no to him, he nods his head no, and continues to do what I am telling him no about. It's so cute I have a hard time keeping a straight face. During Christmas break he started taking steps and hasn't looked back since! His favorite game to play with David is chase.
Okay anyone know how to rotate the picture??? Now I remember why I had no patience for blogging, it is taking forever to upload pictures! Anyone else have this issue?

Happy Birthday to my little man! We love you so much!